Archive for the ‘“new blog”’ Category

Good morning! The reveal day is here. For some time I have been planning an all new look for my business. I have a brand new logo and business colors and packaging. The new logo was designed by Valerie Dolder, a talented graphic artist. There is also a brand new website that has taken some time to build and put together. The blog has received a much needed face lift and even the facebook page is displaying the new logo and colors!!

As exciting as all of this is, it is only part of the change that is taking place with Ashley Ward Photography. There are so many beautiful new products available to my clients now…..from silk and linen covered albums, presentations boxes and folios to one of a kind art pieces, retouched by artists using an encaustic art technique. You can get a glimpse of these at my website, but I welcome current and previous clients or those considering a session to make an appointment to visit my client viewing space to see these gorgeous pieces in person, where they can truly be appreciated.

Check out the all new look and feel of the site and leave me a little love here, letting me know what you think! I will randomly choose one commenter next Friday to receive a free photography session this year! Please start your comment with the city where you reside so I will know you are local and want to be part of the drawing. All others commenting on the site over the next week may also book a session over the next 2 weeks for any available 2012 date and I will apply $75 of your session fee to the purchase of any collection! How is that for reciprocating the love!?!?

Shelby: Everything looks amazing Ashley! I'm loving the new look!

shalonda: looks incredible sweet friend!!!!!

Charlotte Jennings: Lexington, SC. I just adore your style! And no doubt, the new look and colors fit it PERFECTLY! I know how big a task this is, so it's definitely nice to feel the love from your followers :)

Kara Layfield: LOVE your new look!!

Lynn: Love the new look! It was worth the wait.

Heather L: Looks amazing, Ashley!

Brooke: Love the blog, website and new design! We would love another session with you and would love to be entered in the contest for a session!! Ellie is turning ONE in a week...we look back to those images you took and can't believe how tee tiny she was! We are blessed to have those precious pictures so we'll never forget!

laura: I LOVE the new look. And as always - your recent sessions are fabulous! xo

Trish: West Columbia-This is such a nice "polished" look! I love the new images. I just let the galleries on your website cycle through just because it's fun to look at all of the photos (the kids are so cute). I'm doing this at work and everyone is ooohing and aaahing. I like the "featured" section on your site and think that can help give prospective clients an idea of the full-range of the session. I also like the investment page which shows a sampling of what products are available. I wish you could add more images like this. I was blown away when I received my order...but had a difficult time deciding between collections and products during proofing time. It could be helpful if more of these products were featured somewhere on the site or blog and easily searchable.

Marissa Evans: Amazing, Ashley! As always the perfect combination of modern, impeccable design. And I love the pic of my girls on the blog! Excellent choice!

Azure: Love the new look, Ashley! You did a fantastic job. :)

Belle: Ashley!!! it is awesome!!! Love it!

Sylvia Borgo: WOWZERS! Your new looks is amazing! Love it!

jamie siever: Looks amazing! Much luck and continued success to you, my talented friend!

Ginny Marks: Columbia - Love it, Ashley! Your work is gorgeous and we hope to add to our Ashley Ward photography collection over the next months and years!

Stacey Noble: LOVE the new design, and your work is wonderful as always ;)

Kel Ward: I love it all!

Blaine Sprowl: feel this especially is among the most of the essence in order for me. And i'm cheerful rendition your write-up. On the contrary wanna remark proceeding little conventional issues, The locate style is finalize, the articles is actually first-rate : D. First-rate employment, cheers

Monty Latella: 11/2/2016 @ 10:09:47: lorem ipsum

I’m still alive! I know I haven’t posted to the blog lately. We are very busy with a pending move right now and so I have slowed the work schedule just a little. Last time I posted, my husband was off for a week and we were so thrilled to have him all to ourselves. We decided to take another little trip down to the beach. Just a few days this time….but it was fabulous. We loved staying in my mom and stepdad’s amazing beach house – lounging on the beach and enjoying the incredible waves with our boogie boards during the day, and fishing and watching movies in the evening. This little family really needed some quality time together. And the Folly house was the perfect escape.

I know I have blogged about my mom before, Toni Forrest. She is an amazing interior decorator and Feng Shui consultant. The house that she and my stepdad built on Folly is just incredible. I recently took some images of the house and they don’t even do it justice. But I thought I would share them here.


The downstairs living room and upstairs media room

The kitchen/dining room and downstairs porch!

The downstairs office

The master bed and bath!

The upstairs bedrooms. Love these rooms;)

The back garden!

There is also a multi-purpose room for exercising or meditating or hanging out and a beautiful upstairs porch with a fabulous hammock to lay in while you listen to the ocean. Under the house is a entertainment paradise with a fabulous private outdoor shower and dressing area, a hot tub, bar, pool table, ping pong table, and lounge area. Someday I’ll post more pics to the blog;)

Since returning from the beach, I am happy to announce we have found a home in Columbia and the movers will be here in less than two weeks! YAY! We are so excited to get back “home”. So, I will be very busy trying to wrap up some work and preparing the new home before everything has to be packed up and moved. I’ll try not to neglect the blog…..but bare with me as we make this welcome and long-awaited transition.


Jennifer Mott: Wow! What a gorgeous place!! Totally jealous :) And congrats on your move!!

Karen: So nice! That tub is TDF!

Kathy: Thanks again for your help and hope everything went ok with the move! Keep us posted!

mirka: gorgeous house, your mom did fantastic job decorating it!

Holly Sisson: Wow! What an amazing house! I can see it would be awesome to spend a week there! Any beach photos to share?

Carrie: Um wow! What a beautiful house, garden... drooling now!

modern culture sleeve: Now I am going to do my breakfast, once having my breakfast coming yet again to read further news.

This weekend I had the pleasure of working with Cassie Premo-Steele as my subject for one of my Women’s Sessions. Cassie has a wonderful spirit about her and I thoroughly enjoyed working with her. Christi did such a wonderful job on Cassie’s make-up too. She was beautiful and glowing – inside and out.

These portraits were taken at her home. As you can see, we made good use of the gorgeous flowering cherry in her backyard! I just love how they make blankets of pink on the ground.

Thank you, Cassie!

copyright Ashley Ward Photography 2009

copyright Ashley Ward Photography 2009

copyright Ashley Ward Photography 2009

copyright Ashley Ward Photography 2009

Alyssa Anne: Great job capturing the inner and outer beauty of this lovely lady...the flowers in the hair add a nice touch!

Amber: Her eye's are gorgeous, the blue shirt really made them pop! Beautiful captured Ashley!

Rochelle Ax: Great job, her eyes are beautiful! ;)

Ashley: Thanks ladies:) Her eyes really are this lovely. No enhancement - just my normal processing;)

WooHoo! A brand new blog! I am so excited about this. I will finally be able to post my images and previews here in a larger format. Look! You can actually see my images;)

To celebrate the launch of my new blog, I have a month’s worth of promotions, contests, and give-aways planned! I’ll be posting these once a week over the next four weeks. So check back often so you don’t miss out on the fun and great savings I have planned for you!

Free Newborn Sessions
I am giving two newborn sessions away – one in Columbia and one in Florence! The first person to contact me in those cities will receive a free newborn session and one free 5×7 portrait. This is a $220 value! To qualify, your due date must be prior to June 1, 2009, a signed model release is required, and the session must take place within the first 10 days of welcoming your new bundle of joy to the world. I can’t wait to see who wins!

If this promotion wasn’t for you, I have plenty more planned for the upcoming weeks. Keep checking in;-)

slumber - copyright Ashley Ward Photography 2009
Baby in a Basket - copyright Ashley Ward Photography 2009

beverly: Ashley, your blog looks SO beautiful! I know you must be thrilled. You did a great job!!

Justyna: Oooh so pretty! Love your new blog!

Liz: Wow!!! First of all, what gorgeous baby shots!!! Your tones are beautiful and the light is so pretty. Second, your blog rocks!

Amber: Love your new blog!

Deanna: congrats on a release of the new blog! It looks wonderful! and what a perfect session to open it with!

Becky: As always, Your work is just perfect! What sweet pictures! Love the new blog.

Emily E.: The new blog is so pretty!! This gorgeous baby is perfect for it's big debut =)

Stephanie: Love the new site and of course I think this is the most precious and beautiful baby ever!

Brandi: Oh wow, congratulations on the new blog! It's beautiful! And GORGEOUS images of that little sweetie :)

Allison F.: outstanding!! I love it and wish my blog looked as wonderful as this! Congrats on the fresh, lovely look! Well done.

Ashley: Thank you so much for the comments on the new blog! And thank you for the terrific response to this promotion! The Columbia session booked the first day;-) Still looking for a qualified mommy or mommy-to-be for the Florence session. The next promotion is coming very soon!!!!

alpana: love the new blog! the baby looks so peaceful and sweet.

Diane Kurtz: I love these photos!